WD Apps for Windows\XP64\wic_x64_enu.exe

On my new WD My Passport drive, is this folder:

WD Apps for Windows\XP64\

It contains this file:

wic_x64_enu.exe

What is the purpose of this file?

Check the link below, it might help you to understand the purpose of the file.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=1385

Thanks. I had read that MS page previously. I still don’t understand why WD is putting WIC on it’s external hard drives. Surely if it were required by a particular application, the application would provide it or instruct the user to obtain it from MS. There must be dozens or hundreds of other helper technologies that WD doesn’t put on its disks, so why this one?